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1984 riots: Sajjan seeks to declare CBI probe illegal

PTI  New Delhi, November 08, 2013
First Published: 19:56 IST(8/11/2013) | Last Updated: 19:58 IST(8/11/2013)

Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on Friday sought to declare as "illegal" the probe and chargesheets filed by the CBI in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against him in the wake of Gauhati high court's judgment holding the setting up of the investigating agency as "unconstitutional".

Kumar's counsel mentioned before district judge JR Aryan high court's verdict and said if CBI itself is unconstitutional, its probe and chargesheets are also illegal.

The judge, however, said the effect of this judgment is not clear at this stage as it is too early and asked the counsel to proceed with the case.

The court also asked the defence counsel to advance his arguments on the two applications filed by Kumar and other accused in the case.

The court posted the matter for November 15 for arguments on the applications after Kumar's counsel sought adjournment on the ground that some other advocate is not well and is not present.


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